house for sale in Gourvillette in poitou charente

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Property Ref: CIC-3116   Price: 749 000€ 
   Price: 713 333 euro + agency fee 5% paid by buyer


House and pool


Entrance hall

Sitting room

Reading room

Dining room

Master bedroom

Covered terrace



Location: Gourvillette
Department: Charente-Maritime        Region: Poitou-Charentes

Magnificent manor house with income potential

This substantial property consists of a beautiful manor house (with self-contained staff/letting apartment) and a separate "maison d'amis" that together have been run as a successful luxury bed and breakfast and gte business for some years. There is also a swimming pool, sauna, various sizeable outbuildings, courtyard garden and orchard.
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Ground floor

Stone steps rise from the gravel driveway to a lawned terrace that runs along the entire south faade of the property. Double doors open into an elegant entrance hall (11 sq m) with period floor tiles, ornate plaster ceiling and architrave and a remarkable double-sweep hardwood staircase. To the right of the entrance hall is the sitting room (26 sq m) with marble fire place and wood-burning stove, two large windows facing south and a pair of glazed doors opening into the adjoining reading room (19 sq m). The reading room also features a fireplace and glazed door opening to the rear garden. A door leads back to the entrance hall where there is a WC with wash hand basin.

To the left of the entrance hall a door opens to the dining room (26.5 sq m), again a light and sunny room, thanks to two south facing windows. This room also features a particularly ornate fireplace. From here a door leads through to the spacious farmhouse-style kitchen (28 sq m), with tiled floors, fitted units and plenty of space for appliances. There is also a Charentaise fitted pantry cupboard, fireplace with wood burning stove, and a part-glazed door leading on to the south facing terrace.

To the back of the entrance hall there is access to a ground floor bedroom suite (16 sq m); the double bedroom has been tastefully decorated and enjoys rear garden views and an ensuite shower room with WC.

First Floor

The unusual and beautiful staircase rises from the entrance hall to the first floor landing which runs the full width of the house.

To the left a door opens to the master bedroom suite which comprises a very large bedroom (24 sq m) with fireplace, a generous dressing room (14 sq m)  and a full bathroom (bath with shower, wash-basin, WC and bidet).

To the right a doorway leads to two double bedrooms (each 12 sq m) each having a stone fireplace and enjoying far reaching village views. There is also bathroom with WC (11 sq m).

To complete the first floor there is a fifth bedroom (14 sq m - currently used as an office), a linen cupboard and access to the attic storage space.


Stairs lead up to a large attic space running the full width of the house - this provides plenty of storage space and offers further development potential.

Additional accommodation 

To the left-hand side of the house, former outbuildings have been converted to create further accommodation. With an inter-linking door from the kitchen, this area is completely integrated with the main house, but has the option to be separate if desired.

On the ground floor there is a reception room (27 sq m) running the full depth of the house, with doors to the front courtyard, a side entrance and a door to a private rear terrace and courtyard. From here a door leads to a second fitted kitchen (15.5 sq m) with stairs leading to a first floor landing off which are two bedrooms, a bathroom (with WC) and a separate WC.

Also accessed from the ground floor reception room of the annexe is a guest suite, ideal for friends and family, comprising a room on the ground floor (17.5 sq m) with shower room, and a room on the first floor (10 sq m), with ensuite WC and wash basin.

Maison d'amis

Entirely independent from the main house, the pretty cottage has a large living room (with fireplace), a kitchen, two large bedrooms and a bathroom (bath, wash-basin and WC).


The property has an extremely well equipped pool area, with shower room with WC and sauna, BBQ area with terrace, an open sided hangar houses a games room, and the central courtyard is topped off by a pretty former lavoir with slate roof. There are several terraces and garden areas around the property, ensuring privacy and space for friends, family or guests. There are barns totalling more than 300 sq m, planning permission had previously been granted (now lapsed) for an additional 5 bed dwelling. An open sided barn offers plenty of covered parking, as well as wood storage.

This is an exceptional property with income potential if desired. Set in a wonderful location, the popular beaches of the Atlantic coast are just one hour's drive.

Fast facts
Habitable area (m2 - approx.): 400  (in total)
Beds: 8+ 
Land (m2 - approx.): 3750  
Outbuildings: Yes 
Swimming pool: Yes 
Situation: Edge of Village 
State of repair: Good 
Heating system: Oil-fired central heating
Sanitation system: Septic tanks (x2)
Taxe foncière €: tbc
Nearest shop: 2.5km
Nearest bar: 2.5km
Nearest town: Matha 11km
More Details
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00 33 (0)5 45 32 62 79 or fill in this form

Date added: 2017-02-23 
Whilst every attempt is made to provide accurate information, these property details are intended as a
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